Guitarwacky’s Custom Relic finishes surpass most relic fan’s expectations because we spare no expense in quality or time, to get that boutique custom shop look, feel and sound without shelling out $3-5K. Our one-off heavy relic finished guitars set themselves apart from other relics with quality hand rubbed custom nitro neck and body finishes, plus one-off totally custom nitro lacquered guards, covers and knobs. They look like old barn and attic find relic guitars-plain and simple! We don’t just pump them out by slapping new loaded pick guards on what is thought to be an aged guitar. It is cutting corners on time cost and originality; assembly lines do that!
Our Fender Stratocaster Vintage Custom Aged 50’s Daphne Blue which was originally 1958 Cadillac color is a beautiful guitar with a pleked neck. Guitarwacky’s relic refinishes require hours of detail, and skill, to age them so they look like timeworn workhorses.
This relic was inspired from 2002 American Fender Strat with a Rosewood fretboard, American Alnico magnet strat pickups, 5-way switch, and grease bucket tone circuitry. Added was a 500k Volume pot with a treble bleed to supercharge the pups.
Guitarwacky’s proprietary finish process involves several coats of nitro lacquer, the finish is hand sanded, rubbed and aged. Several satin nitro clear coats are processed by hand into a softened and smooth aged luster. This Stratocaster finish is beautifully aged, soft and smooth to the touch.
The neck and headstock were artfully aged then lacquer tinted. The neck was pleked and plus a vintage bridge plate and saddles were aged and added for period accuracy. Finally vintage bushings and tuners were added to the headstock to complete this project.
Vintage tuners, bridge saddles, screws and hardware were aged then sealed, so that they will look tomorrow, the way they look today for years to come. We added the mojo with pigment and texture to credibly replicate age and feel of that old guitar you always wanted but could never afford. Guitarwacky’s Custom Relics are affordable and won’t break the bank. This Guitarwacky Custom Fender Stratocaster Relic refinish arrives in a Tweed Poodle Cut Fender Pro hard shell case.